Publication date: 17th June 2013
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change.
Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins.
With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.
Favourite quote: "Love is a wild creature that be tamed. It's unconditional. And although it sometimes makes you feel like one small person against this big, old world, you must remember you are the world to one particular person."
This book was amazing, but I have one complaint! It was far too long! I normally read a book in a couple of days and this book took me about a week to read! I was reading it and it felt like I was just continuing to read it and it was kind of never ending! It was amazing though and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Embracing the Flames will take you on a journey that will leave your heart racing and your palms sweating! I definitely preferred it to Born In Flames! The plot of this book was epic! I loved how much it had progressed from the first book and how much it had changed as well! It had progressed so much from the first book and it felt like the adventure was getting somewhere! There were so many unexpected moments in the plot and my mouth dropped open so many times! It also just kept getting better and better! The characters were again amazing! Aurora in this book knew what her part was and what she had to do, but there were also consequences to what she had to do as well! I thought that Aurora had grown quite a lot from the first book! She was more determined and she showed strength and several major point during Embracing the Flames! I loved that Fenn was in this book a lot! I was slightly let down when he wasn't really in Born In Flames, but he was in this book a lot! I adored him in this book! I loved how protective he was of Aurora and he was so hot as well! There was sort of a love triangle in this book between Aurora, Fenn and Zane and I loved it! I wasn't expecting the love triangle aspect and I was completely torn between Fenn and Zane as well which I wasn't expecting! They were both just as hot as each other and I loved both of their relationships with Aurora! The other characters in this book all added so much to it! They all played a part and they were all amazing! I will definitely be reading the next book in this series as I am thoroughly enjoying this series for its uniqueness and its plot! Plus, how beautiful is that cover?! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! It suits the first book's cover perfectly as well! Big thank you to Candace for a copy of Embracing the Flames and to Penelope and Ann for having me on the Blog Tour!
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Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013.
Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side. Through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.
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